I am an active member of our church’s music ministry and I sing during the 9 am Mass on Sundays at our parish church. There are only 5 of us who make up the church’s “choir” for this particular Mass (one plays the guitar, one plays the piano and the three of us sing).
I was sick during these past 3 weeks, first with the flu and then I was afflicted with ‘bronchitis’ which was worsened by allergies induced by the change in season (from winter to spring). Obviously, I couldn’t sing because of my frequent severe coughing and stuffy nose. I would attend choir practice to learn the songs we would be singing come Sunday but I couldn’t sing.
But by the grace of God, on these 3 Sundays, inspite of my bronchitis, I was able to sing WITHOUT coughing. That’s 8 songs every Sunday without coughing! The other members of the group were all amazed as well as other people from the congregation who knew I was sick.
What did I do? Before the Mass starts, I would pray and ask God to allow me to sing for Him, to allow me to sing because I would be doing it all for His glory. I love singing church hymns. To me, it is one of the ways I worship and praise our Creator.
And I truly believed He would answer my answer. I was thinking to myself “How could God not grant a prayer request to glorify Him”. And hence, I had no doubts that He would grant my request. And He did.